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COTRAIC head start kids earn pennies for pajamas


January 12, 2010

Children at the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center Head Start program celebrated raising money to buy pajamas for children in homeless shelters by holding their own pajama party. Some of the children participating included (clockwise from upper left) Daniel Khalil, Halle Godesky and Phoenix Caldwell.

In the spirit of the Christmas Season Room 2 at the Overbrook site of the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center Head Start participated in the Great Bedtime Pajama Party Program.

This program accepts new pajamas, and in collaboration with the Scholastic Book Club, donates a pair of pajamas and new books to children in homeless shelters and orphanages. The children from Room 2 raised money for this project by doing good deeds and performing acts of kindness at school and at home.

For every good deed or act of kindness the children performed they received a penny to place in the jar. The money was saved with the hope of being able to buy a pair of Christmas Pajamas for a needy child. The children of Room 2 were able to purchase three pairs of pajamas because of all their hard work and cooperation.

In recognition of their accomplishment, Room 2 celebrated by having their very own pajama party.


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